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Naming Your Boat: 5 Options To Consider

Naming Your Boat: 5 Options To Consider


Given the folklore surrounding boat names, people are often hesitant to rename a boat when buying used. This leaves two options. Either buy new so you can name it whatever you want or hold a renaming ceremony to release the old name. When picking a new name, here are five categories to consider. 


1. Puns

A punny boat name will always be a crowd pleaser. A pontoon named 'Tooning Around or a ski boat named Pier Pressure are great options. Or maybe you need some more Vitamin Sea in your life?


2. Nautical

Nautical names are always a good fit. Seas The Day or A Boat Time make for fun names for almost every boat. Using knot is also fun. Knot So Fast Or Knot So Little are good examples. 


3. Memorial

Our boat is named after my mom, who never got to see it but would have loved it. It always brings a smile to my face. Using your boat as a floating memorial is a beautiful tribute. 


4. Serious 

Sometimes it's more fitting to pick a name that's truthful and to the point. Out To Sea or Fairweather Fan are solid boat names that reflect a more serious tone. 


5. Romantic

This advice probably isn't for anyone in the casual dating mode. But wouldn't it be a sweet gesture to name your boat after your significant other? It might make any monetary investment in your boat a little bit easier to make when it's named after the person you love the most. 


Every year, Boat U.S. puts together a list of the most popular boat names. Here're the lists for 2014, 2015, & 2016 to inspire you. Have fun and happy boating!



Most Popular Boat Names of 2016 

  1. Happy Ours
  2. Freedom
  3. Grace
  4. Serendipity
  5. Island Time
  6. No Regrets
  7. Liberty
  8. At Last
  9. Blue Moon
10. Aqua Holic



Most Popular Boat Names of 2015 

  1. Serenity
  2. Seas the Day
  3. Andiamo
  4. Aqua Holic
  5. Second Wind
  6. Island Time
  7. Happy Ours
  8. Journey
  9. Serendipity
10. Relentless



Most Popular Boat Names of 2014 

  1. Serenity
  2. Second Wind
  3. Island Girl
  4. Freedom
  5. Pura Vida
  6. Andiamo
  7. Island Time
  8. Irish Wake
  9. Happy Hours
10. Seas The Day





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